In Response to: In Memoriam

The obituary for Thomas Roche Jr. in the June/July 2020 issue of PAW reminded me how T.P. Roche, as he was then known, altered the course of my life. I arrived at Princeton in 1962, ready to major in economics and pursue a career in business or government. As a distribution requirement, I took Professor Roche’s seminar on selected works of Shakespeare. I fell head over heels, graduated magna cum laude in English, and found a love of literature that stays with me to this day.

Thanks for leading me to the Pierian Spring, Professor, and for teaching me to drink deeply from it.

William Brauer ’66
Albany, Calif.